UCLM classified at the NTU ranking in agricultural sciences, chemical, civil and mechanical engineering

Among the best 300 universities in the world in 4 disciplines

The classification developed by the National Taiwan University, better known as NTU ranking, selects the best 300 universities worldwide in fourteen scientific disciplines. In the 2016 edition, the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) puts up to prominent positions in the four disciplines. Compared to the previous edition, it appears in the same subjects as chemical engineering, civil engineering and agricultural sciences, adding mechanical engineering as an additional subject this year.

The ranking just analyses the research carried out at the universities, assessing productivity, impact and excellence of its scientific production over the last 11 years (2005-2015) according to the Essential Science Indicators database from Thomson Reuters. NTU ranking provides two types of classifications: a general ranking with the world’s top 500 universities, and another ranking by subjects in which the UCLM has been included in four of the fourteen subjects analyzed.

UCLM joins the NTU classification ranked 298 in Mechanical engineering, while in Agricultural sciences is 269. As for Civil engineering, there has been an improvement of nearly 50 positions moving from position 270 in 2015 to 221 in this new edition. Finally, the UCLM has managed to be among the top 200 universities in Chemical engineering reaching position 193 in the last three editions.

According to the Vice-Chancellor for Economy and Planning, Manuel Villasalero, “the results of the NTU ranking reveal in this case the progress of the UCLM in those scientific and technological areas related to some of the regional strategic sectors such as Aeronautics, Agri-food, Energy and Environment.” The Vice-Chancellor also emphasized that “our vocation is to contribute to the economic development of Castilla-La Mancha and enhance the high added value sectors and qualified employment from the knowledge, providing technological resources to the productive sector through research and innovation.”

NTU ranking results are in addition to the recently published Shanghai ranking, in which the UCLM was selected among the best universities in Energy and Environment worldwide.

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Press release office, UCLM. Ciudad Real, October 11 2016